Hi guys, recordmydesktop rocks! I would like to have an option which enable encoding deferring.
Let me explain: when the user launch
it will just capture raw images to the temp directory. Once I hit CTRL+C it won't start encoding but just exit the program.
Later, I can simply use recordmydesktop -rescue PATH_TO_WORKING_DIR to start the encoding process.
This could be really useful while using recordmydesktop in usability testing sessions where we usually have 3 to 5 consequent users to test using different invocations of recordmydesktop. Having the possibility to have the program encode later will really make things easier.
Thanks for reading and your time,
I had exactly the same problem that you describe here. Since there seemed to be no such parameter, so I examined the source code just to add such thing. And big surprise: There is an undocumented parameter named "-no-encoding" which does exactly that! The only problem is: It only works partially. It writes the cache successfully, but when you try restarting recordmydesktop with the -rescue option it runs into a segmentation fault.
The same behavior can be observed by just aborting the encoding process and trying to restart it later with the -rescue option.
(tested on Ubuntu with version 0.3.8.1+svn602-1ubuntu3)
I always got "segmentation fault" when using -rescue option (Ubuntu with recordmydesktop version 0.3.8.1+svn602-1ubuntu3).
However I successfully rescued all of my crashed videos using version 0.3.7.3. So for anyone who wants to rescue
crashed videos, try compiling version 0.3.7.3. You can replace the 0.3.8.1 binary but I think it's better to just rename it
then copy the 0.3.7.3 binary to /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin.
Hope that helps